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19February, 2021

Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator encourages vaccinations for COVID-19

The Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa (UPCSA) Moderator has advocated for COVID-19 vaccines to congregations in a letter on 15 February, where he addressed concerns about its safety and side effects. With people in townships and rural areas, the poor and unemployed likely to receive the vaccine last, Rt Rev Dr Peter Langerman appealed to congregations to offer their [...]

18February, 2021

Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) funding opportunity for churches to innovate

After a lengthy process of reorganising some of the Union of Welsh Independents (UWI) funds for contemporary use, churches which meet membership criteria can now tap on a funding opportunity to invest in their future. Sums of up to £50,000 are offered to help the churches venture into innovative ways of evangelism and serving their communities. Examples of possible applications [...]

11February, 2021

Resource on nurturing social cohesion for churches now available

“Nurturing Social Cohesion” is a practical resource borne of a major research project conducted on how churches contribute to social cohesion of communities across England. In this study commissioned by the Free Churches Group, UK’s leading faith and society think tank Theos had conducted over 360 interviews with people across local authorities and observed local cohesion initiatives in several areas. [...]

10February, 2021

Migration and refugee-themed anthology produced in an ecumenical effort

Several years ago, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) took a group of church leaders to the Eidomeni crossing in northern Greece at the border with Macedonia. They saw a human tide of asylum seekers in a journey which many would suffer at the hands of border guards or human traffickers. Since then, Christian organisations, individuals, and churches have [...]

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